Former President Corazon Aquino succumbed to colon cancer last August 1, 2009.

Photo: Courtesy of Buhay Isang Awit Foundation

Regular programming was momentarily interrupted to give way to the latest updates about the wake of the late President Corazon Aquino, who passed away last August 1 after a year-and-a-half battle against colon cancer.

Aside from news updates about the former President's wake entering the top daytime and primetime programs, it's also interesting to note that The Buzz, ABS-CBN's showbiz-oriented talk show posted one of its highest ratings (20.5 percent) last Sunday, August 2, thanks to Kris Aquino's tell-all interview about her mother's last days. The rating  helped propel The Buzz to No. 1 in the daytime race.

Meanwhile, weekday primetime darling May Bukas Pa posted its highest rating at 44.4 percent last night, August 3, to maintain its lead.

Here are the comparative TV ratings of ABS-CBN and GMA-7 programs from July 31 to August 3, based on the overnight ratings of Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS) among national households:

 

July 31, Friday

Non-Primetime:

Umagang Kay Ganda (ABS-CBN) 6.7%; Unang Hirit (GMA-7) 4.7%

Tiny Tony (ABS-CBN) 6.7%; Shen Beng Kids (ABS-CBN) 6.2%; Pokemon Master Quest (GMA-7) 5.7%

Naruto Season 3 (ABS-CBN) 4.7%; Jackie Chan Adventures (GMA-7) 7.2%; Hunter X Hunter (GMA-7) 8.9%

Amazing Twins (ABS-CBN) 6.3%; Buzzer Beater (GMA-7) 7.6%

Ruffa and Ai (ABS-CBN) 6.4%; SiS (GMA-7) 5.5%

Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) 14.3%; Lalola (GMA-7) 7.7%

Wowowee (ABS-CBN) 26.5%; Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) 18.7%; Daisy Siete (GMA-7) 14.2%

Kambal Sa Uma (ABS-CBN) 23.7%; Ngayon at Kailanman (GMA-7) 14.6%

Precious Hearts Romances Presents Bud Brothers (ABS-CBN) 18.3%; Maria de Jesus: Ang Anghel sa Lansangan (ABS-CBN) 17.1%; Kung Aagawin Mo ang Lahat Sa Akin (GMA-7) 15.4%

Blue Dragon (ABS-CBN) 12.1%; Chil Princesses (GMA-7) 8.2%

Love Or Bread (ABS-CBN) 14%; Hole In The Wall (GMA-7) 10.2%

Primetime:

Boys Over Flowers (ABS-CBN) 28.5%; All My Life (GMA-7) 12.1%

TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) 37.4%; 24 Oras (GMA-7) 21.7%

May Bukas Pa (ABS-CBN) 40.7%; Zorro (GMA-7) 23.2%

Only You (ABS-CBN) 36.5%; Rosalinda (GMA-7) 20.9%

Tayong Dalawa (ABS-CBN) 35.8%; Adik Sa 'Yo (GMA-7) 19.4%

The Wedding (ABS-CBN) 19.5%; Cruel Love (GMA-7) 15%

SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon (ABS-CBN) 12.6%; Bubble Gang (GMA-7) 10.4%

I Survived (ABS-CBN) 7.3%; Bandila (ABS-CBN) 9.2 %; Saksi (GMA-7) 6.3%

Trip Na Trip (ABS-CBN) 2.5%; OFW Diaries (GMA-7) 2.2%

August 1, Saturday

Non-Primetime:

Salamat, President Cory (ABS-CBN) 9.4%; Salamat, Cory (GMA-7) 9.3%

Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) 14.5%; Joey's Quirky World (GMA-7) 10.7%

Wowowee (ABS-CBN) 26.6%; Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) 19.8%

Entertainment Live (ABS-CBN) 20.4%; Startalk (GMA-7) 12.9%

Salamat, President Cory (ABS-CBN) 21%; Wish Ko Lang (GMA-7) 17.2%

Primetime:

Komiks Presents Nasaan Ka Maruja (ABS-CBN) 24.3%; Pinoy Records (GMA-7) 18.3%

The Singing Bee (ABS-CBN) 29.1%; Salamat, President Cory (ABS-CBN) 30.6%; Are You The Next Big Star? (GMA-7) 17%

Maalaala Mo Kaya (ABS-CBN) 35.4%; Bitoy's Funniest Videos (GMA-7) 19.4%

Vilma: A Woman For All Seasons (ABS-CBN) 25.9%; XXX (ABS-CBN) 22.2%; Salamat, Cory (GMA-7) 13.6%

TV Patrol Sabado (ABS-CBN) 5.2%; Cool Center (GMA-7) 3.3%

Salamat, President Cory (ABS-CBN) 3.3%; GMA Weekend Report (GMA-7) 1.4%; Walang Tulugan With The Master Showman (GMA-7) 1%

August 2, Sunday

Non-Primetime:

Kabuhayang Swak Na Swak (ABS-CBN) 7.4%; In Touch (GMA-7) 1.3%

Salamat Dok (ABS-CBN) 7.7%; Chess Master (GMA-7) 6.7%

Totally Spies Undercover (ABS-CBN) 8.8%; Team Galaxy (GMA-7) 9%

Wolverine And The X-Men (ABS-CBN) 8.7%; Ryu Kendo (ABS-CBN) 9.4%

Power Rangers Operation Overdrive (ABS-CBN) 8.5%; Transformers Animated (GMA-7) 9%

Hana Kimi Crazy In Love (ABS-CBN) 8.6%; Black Jack (GMA-7) 9.4%; Kay Susan Tayo (GMA-7) 8.9%

Matanglawin (ABS-CBN) 11.7%; Joey's Quirky World (GMA-7) 11%

ASAP '09 (ABS-CBN) 19.2%; SOP (GMA-7) 11.8%

Your Song Presents Gaano Kita Kamahal (ABS-CBN) 16.5%; Dear Friend: Kay Tagal Kitang Hinintay (GMA-7) 10.6%

The Buzz (ABS-CBN) 20.5%; Showbiz Central (GMA-7) 8.6%

Primetime:

Goin' Bulilit (ABS-CBN) 25.5%; Kap's Amazing Stories (GMA-7) 16.8%

The Singing Bee (ABS-CBN) 31.7%; Power of 10 (GMA-7) 15.4%

Rated K (ABS-CBN) 32.3%; Mel & Joey (GMA-7) 18.8%

Sharon (ABS-CBN) 23.8%; All Star K (GMA-7) 14.6%

George and Cecil (ABS-CBN) 16.6%; TV Patrol Linggo (ABS-CBN) 11.5%; Ful Haus (GMA-7) 10.8%

Sunday's Best: Laban Ni Cory (ABS-CBN) 6%; SNBO: Resiklo (GMA-7) 4.9%

Urban Zone (ABS-CBN) 2%; GMA Weekend Report (GMA-7) 1.1%

August 3, Monday

Non-Primetime:

Umagang Kay Ganda (ABS-CBN) 9.2%; Unang Hirit (GMA-7) 7.7%

Amazing Twins (ABS-CBN) 7.7%; Pokemon Master Quest (GMA-7) 8%

Ang Pangarap No Cosette: Les Miserables (ABS-CBN) 6.5%; Jackie Chan Adventures (GMA-7) 9.1%

Salamat, President Cory (ABS-CBN) 6.9%; Buzzer Beater (GMA-7) 8.9%

Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) 11.9%; Salamat, President Cory (ABS-CBN) 23.2%; Hunter X Hunter (GMA-7) 10.3%; SiS (GMA-7) 8.9%

Wowowee (ABS-CBN) 26.4%; Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) 18.1%; Daisy Siete (GMA-7) 13.9%; Ngayon at Kailanman (GMA-7) 13.9%

Kambal Sa Uma (ABS-CBN) 20.8%; Kung Aagawin Mo ang Lahat Sa Akin (GMA-7) 14.7%

Precious Hearts Romances Presents Bud Brothers (ABS-CBN) 20.2%; Chil Princesses (GMA-7) 8.4%

Love Or Bread (ABS-CBN) 18.7%; Hole In The Wall (GMA-7) 10%

Primetime:

Boys Over Flowers (ABS-CBN) 28.7%; All My Life (GMA-7) 12.9%

TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) 39.7%; 24 Oras (GMA-7) 23.1%

May Bukas Pa (ABS-CBN) 44.4%; Zorro (GMA-7) 24.5%

Only You (ABS-CBN) 37%; Rosalinda (GMA-7) 22.1%

Tayong Dalawa (ABS-CBN) 33.8%; Adik Sa 'Yo (GMA-7) 18.8%

The Wedding (ABS-CBN) 19.9%; Cruel Love (GMA-7) 13%

SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon (ABS-CBN) 12.9%; Ripley's Believe It Or Not (GMA-7) 7.6%

Bandila (ABS-CBN) 7.6%; Saksi (GMA-7) 5.1%

Kalye: Salamat, President Cory (ABS-CBN) 2.6%; I Witness (GMA-7) 3.8%

CLICK HERE for the ranking of the daytime and primetime programs.